After much quarreling between the party and the unfriendly guards, a compromise was reached. In exchange for passage into Minten, the group had to hand over their weapons, shields, and helmets over to the village guards for the duration of their stay. However, due to the altercation and general mistrusts for magicians, part of the agreement involved Scott being imprisoned for the entirety of the time his companions explored the settlement. The blue clad wanderer reluctantly agreed to these terms.
Robbed of his staff and with his hands bound in iron chains, Scott was escorted to the main keep, where we would be contained. The shortest tower in the keep was the prison tower, although a staircase led down into the maze of underground dungeons beneath the castle.
Thankfully, Scott was ushered into a room on the ground floor of the structure. Taking a moment to let his eyes adjust, Scott peered into the dusty cell he was being herded into. The guard grew impatient, however, and with a strong shove sent the apothecary onto the stone floor, knocking his black hat clean off his head. The thick oak door shut behind them, and the faint sound of the lock clicking hung in the air.
It was early morning, and the only light in the musty chamber was through a stained glass window. By the light of the rising sun, Scott suddenly became aware of the other two occupants in the chamber with him. One was propping himself upright on a small cot, and the other was on the floor with his back against the wall, frowning.
The man on the bed greeted him. “Hey there! Why the worried look? You got a lot going for you, believe it or not! Be thankful you ended up here, instead of in one of the deeper dungeons: they don’t forget to feed us nearly as often up here as they do down there!”
Scott managed to still look about the room with apprehension, despite the warm greeting. Well, I ought to make the best of my time here, Scott thought. Let’s just hope I’m not here for long…
My entry for the CCCXI's "Dark Age Illumination" category. The whole setup can be seen on my Brickshelf.
The story progresses further! Scott is now locked up until his friends exit the village. I wonder what they'll be up to while he's spending some time in the slammer. C&C welcome.